ART Pics from the Nascar race Saturday night...

6SpeedTA95

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Jun 12, 2003
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You want to talk about a tough shooting environment. Taking pics at Sprint Cup race at night is pretty tough. Unless you crank the ISO to 3200 (which I didn't) you have to shoot at pretty low shutter speeds. The cars are moving at 170 to 200mph. But I did have some turnout halfway decent, here's a few...

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I need to go through and do some cleanup/cropping/trimming today.
 

charles foster kane

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Feb 14, 2007
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Also, EXIF shows every single one is either f/5 or f/5.6

Was it a LOL lens or something? Focal range from like 55mm to 250mm on the ones I remember

edit: answered already :o
 
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6SpeedTA95

6SpeedTA95

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Also, EXIF shows every single one is either f/5 or f/5.6

Was it a LOL lens or something? Focal range from like 55mm to 250mm on the ones I remember

edit: answered already :o

What do you want me to shoot at? Aperture was about as wide open as I could get it once the sun went down. Otherwise without a tripod I would have sucked out loud.
 

charles foster kane

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Feb 14, 2007
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Pray tell, where on earth is anyone looking at these images at 100% crop, except for you in your own home :o


Remember who your audience is, and tailor your presentation to them. If 99% of people seeing your images are going to be online and viewing at <1000 pixels, who gives a fuck. Crank the ISO
 
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6SpeedTA95

6SpeedTA95

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Jun 12, 2003
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Pray tell, where on earth is anyone looking at these images at 100% crop, except for you in your own home :o


Remember who your audience is, and tailor your presentation to them. If 99% of people seeing your images are going to be online and viewing at <1000 pixels, who gives a fuck. Crank the ISO
Yeah thats a good point, didn't really think about that much...
Relax bro, I was trying to deduce what lens you were using. Question got answered while I was posting

I am relaxed, I just didn't know if you had another suggestion or something :dunno:
 

charles foster kane

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Feb 14, 2007
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Nah I figured you were smart enough to open it all the way, which meant those were max values or very near, and the focal ranges made me curious since me and leet were talking about LOL lenses in another thread
 

grphx

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Jul 2, 2010
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I was about to say, that looks awesome for being 3200 but realized it's 400. Yah if the shots are for web, crank up the ISO and maybe use noise ninja or something. Is the first picture really taken at f/11?
 
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6SpeedTA95

6SpeedTA95

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Jun 12, 2003
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I was about to say, that looks awesome for being 3200 but realized it's 400. Yah if the shots are for web, crank up the ISO and maybe use noise ninja or something. Is the first picture really taken at f/11?

Yeah but the sun was still up. Once the sun went down the ISO went up to 800 or 1600 and just stayed there the rest of the night with a few experiments at 3200.

edit: the sun was "up" technically speaking but behind the track so it was pretty shadowed if that makes sense.
 

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